Skip to comments.IG Fast and Furious findings corroborate earlier Wide Receiver reports
Posted on 09/21/2012 4:00:26 PM PDT by marktwain
Spending a considerable portion of its analysis on the Operation Wide Receiver Bush-era firearms trafficking surveillance program, the Office of Inspector Generals massive report on Fast and Furious gunwalking released Wednesday corroborates much information presented to Gun Rights Examiner readers almost a full year ago.
Operation Wide Receiver illustrated the failure of management in ATFs Phoenix Field Division to alert ATF Headquarters to the use of these tactics, the report documents, validating a claim made by Mike Detty, the confidential informant at the heart of the case, that It had nothing to do with Bush or even DOJ. This is significant, because House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Democrats and sympathetic media allies have made great hay conflating Wide Receiver with Fast and Furious and spreading a blame-transferring Bush did it too meme, with no less than Attorney General Eric Holder making a (since withdrawn with minimal fanfare) claim that a predecessor AG, Michael B. Mukasey, knew about the program and kept things quiet. Also of significance, Holders boss and executive privilege benefactor, President Obama, is still publicly conflating the operations, falsely telling Univision that Fast and Furious had begun under the previous administration.
Other Detty claims, published in this column in October, 2011, are also corroborated by the OIG report, including his account of the US Attorney telling him he refused to prosecute the case because of ATF lies. Another report filed later that month told of failed cooperation attempts with the Mexican government, also referred to by the IG. Other stories filed by Gun Rights Examiner, including one in November, 2011, relayed Dettys account for phase known as Wide Receiver I and Wide Receiver II, also subjects of the OIG report, as well as attempts to smuggle receivers to Tijuana through San Diego.
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Gunwalker / Murdergate ping.
“Codrea and Vanderboegh have shown integrity far beyond that of most of the MSM. We need a new prize for journalists of their caliber.”
Couldn’t possibly agree more.
The Citizen Journalist Award
Absolutely! Or..."The Truth, Liberty, Life, American Journalism Award".
Thanks for posting. BUMP-TO-THE-TRUTH!
I guess they think that "exonerating" Bush, who really had nothing to do with such tripe, makes it OK to let Holder off the hook despite the obvious coverups.